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The latest sordid episode of Pastor Ted Haggard's sex-and-drug peccadilloes now includes allegations that New Life Church reneged on its offer to provide financial comfort to a young male parishioner who was the object of the evangelical leader's lewd affections.
I just hope AP religion reporter Eric Gorski got some combat pay for having to report the details of Haggard's no-hands tryst.
Mike Jones, the Denver man who brought national evangelical leader Pastor Ted Haggard to his knees, released a video yesterday criticizing New Life Church for paying "hush money" in a now-revealed tryst with a young male church member and ignoring his claims of more victims. He also wants an apology from the church for being treated like "a useless piece of meat."